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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Volume 460
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) Learn about the ODIN VI, a cell phone for those who may not want or need all the features of a smart phone, on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 10 June at 00:00:
http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

Two useful books have recently become available:

2A) The first, iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch is now available for $20 in unprotected Epub format at:
http://iosaccessbook.com

2B) Second, Learn to Use the Mac with VoiceOver, is available in many formats, electronic and paper, for $20 from National Braille Press:
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/MAC.html

3) Here is the page where you can read about the Courses the Cisco academy is offering next semester starting in august:
http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php?n=Main.Courses

4) A lot of exciting features appear to be coming to the iOS operating system in the fall. Here's a summary:
http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-ios-mac-os-x-news/summary-announcements-wwdc-2014-keynote

Here are a couple of potentially informative items from HowToGeek:

5A) 8 Backup Tools Explained for Windows 7 and 8:
http://www.howtogeek.com/189452/8-backup-tools-explained-for-windows-7-and-8/

5B) Network Security: Windows Defender and a Malware-Free System:
http://www.howtogeek.com/school/windows-network-security/lesson3/

6) EASI offers two free webinars in June: Using Mathematics eText in the Classroom, Tuesday, 17 June at 18:00 GMT, and Audacity: The Free Open Source Tool to Create Quality Audio, Friday 27 June at 19:00 GMT:
http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

7) The San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in conjunction with an outside research organization, is interested in asking people who are blind or visually impaired to complete a short online survey about assistive technology. Participants can enter to receive one of three Amazon gift cards:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AT_design_PWVI

8) Walgreens Now Offers Free Talking Prescription Labels in retail and mail order pharmacies:
http://lflegal.com/2014/06/walgreens-talking/

9A) A free class on the GoldWave Audio Editor has been made available. These links all worked when I tested them, I hope they continue to do so. Here is the link to the MP3 file:
https://t.co/eSX8zfZQEz

9B) Here is the outline:
https://t.co/VHrXh3iYNR

9C) And here is a listof GoldWave Keystrokes:
https://t.co/eEcmujro8O

10) Jonathan Mosen writes about a great back/cloud storage system with major accessibility challenges: "My new Synology NAS. Great Product, NASty Accessibility":
http://mosen.org/index.php/my-new-synology-nas-great-product-nasty-accessibility/

Turning to available audio for the week:

11A) Here is a Sound Cloud recording entitled "Use a free Digital Talking Book Machine and a Flash Drive as Study Aids with Assistive Tech Beginners":
https://soundcloud.com/chancey-fleet/use-a-free-digital-talking

11B) From the Serotalk Team comes High Contrast Episode 21:
http://serotalk.com/2014/05/31/high-contrast-episode-21-tangent-mode-on/

11C) That Android Show Episode 28:
http://thatandroidshow.com/2014/05/28/that-android-show-episode-28-chips-and-beer/

11D) And Triple-Click Home Episode 29:
http://tripleclickhome.com/2014/05/23/triple-click-home-episode-29-eat-something/

11E) From the UK, AccessTalk Podcast 25 covers MotoE, BBC iPlayer, Developer Conferences & The Surface Pro 3:
http://accesstalk.co.uk/podcast-25/

11F) Here's a VipAdvisor Interview with Ilkka Pirttimaa, Developer of BlindSquare: How it started; What's new in 2.0; plus future plans!
https://audioboo.fm/boos/2214374-vipadvisor-interview-with-ilkka-pirttimaa-developer-of-blindsquare-how-it-started-whats-new-in-2-0-plus-future-plans-blindsquare

11G) AppleVis gives us TextSync: Turns Your Laptop or Desktop Computer into a Wireless Keyboard for Your iOS Device:
http://applevis.com/podcasts

11H) And Eyes on Success 1423 is titled "Becoming a Blind Physician":
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/

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